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Landscape and Lawn Care Services

SIC 0782  |  NAICS 561730

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Landscape & Lawn Care Services  (view report)
Tree Trimming, Planting & Removal Services  (view report)
Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Topics addressed in the reports include:

GIE Media
Lawn & Landscape Magazine
https://www.lawnandlandscape.com/

Monthly trade publication features news and information for landscaping and lawn care professionals, with special supplement issues including "Top 100 Companies in the Landscape Industry" (May issue), "State of the Industry" (October issue), and "Benchmarking Your Business" (November issue). Digital editions of the magazine are available free online, with free subscriptions available to qualified parties.


North Coast Media LLC
Landscape Management
https://landscapemanagement.net/

Monthly trade journal features news and information for full-service landscape contractors, with content sections featured in each issue including "News and How-To's" which covers the latest industry news, trends, reader tips, and best practices; "Business Insider" which provides practical advice on running a profitable business; and "Profit Centers" which focuses on ideas and strategies by service segment.


Cygnus Business Media
Green Industry Pros
https://www.greenindustrypros.com/

Monthly trade magazine provides the latest information on news, trends, products, and technology for landscape contractors, with sections included in every issue including "Green Industry Insider" which covers the latest news and trends, "Business Management Toolbox" which provides business tips for business owners, and "Contractor Profile" which takes a look at how firms thrive in today's market.


Tree Care Industry Association
TCI Magazine
https://www.tcia.org/

Monthly trade publication features news and information for commercial tree care providers, with topics covered in various issues of the magazine including business operations, new products and services, safety best practices, machinery and equipment, and tools and supplies. Digital archived editions of the publication are available free online, with free print subscriptions available to U.S.-based companies.


BizMiner
Market Analysis Report
https://www.bizminer.com

Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.



Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

BizMiner
Industry Financial Ratios
Landscaping and Lawn Care Services
https://www.bizminer.com  Search for "561730"
Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level including:

Lawn & Landscaping Magazine
Benchmarking Your Business
https://www.lawnandlandscape.com/

Annual benchmarking report published in the November issue of the magazine provides average and optimal range benchmarks for cost of goods sold (direct costs), general and administrative overhead expenses (indirect costs), and net profit margin as a percentage of annual gross revenues by primary line of business (e.g., lawn care service, landscape maintenance, design/build, and irrigation service).


National Association of Landscape Professionals, Inc.
Operating Cost Study
https://www.landscapeprofessionals.org/

Operating cost survey provides financial and operating performance measures by revenue segment, with financial data provided in the survey including income statements, balance sheets, and financial, productivity, and return on investment ratios, and revenue segments covered by the survey including contractors, design/build, exterior installation, exterior maintenance, lawn care, and mixed revenue.


TCIA
Operating Cost Benchmark Report
https://www.tcia.org/

Annual financial benchmarking report provides detailed financial performance measures for tree care companies based on data submitted by TCIA member companies, with financial data provided in the survey including income statement and balance sheet data and key financial ratios, and participant profile data provided including annual net sales, revenue sources, customer mix, and staffing levels.



Compensation and Salary Surveys

National Association of Landscape Professionals, Inc.
Compensation & Benefits Survey
https://www.landscapeprofessionals.org/

Comprehensive annual survey provides compensation and benefits data for landscape professionals, with compensation data broken out by sales volume, business seasonality, territory served, number of employees, number of locations, geographic region (four U.S. Census regions and nine divisions), and state (sample size permitting). Table of contents and selected excerpts are available free online.


PayScale, Inc.
Landscaping Services
https://www.payscale.com/

Free online service provides median salary and hourly wage data for job positions in this service sector such as operations manager, designer, architect, account manager, office manager, foreman, laborer, and groundskeeping worker, with employers for which salary or hourly wage data is provided including Trugreen Landcare, The Brickman Group, Ltd., Valleycrest Companies, and Trugreen-Chemlawn, LP.


TCIA
Wage & Benefit Survey
https://www.tcia.org/

Annual wage and benefit survey provides salary and hourly wage data for personnel employed by tree care companies, with salary data broken out by job position on a national basis, and with hourly wage data broken out by job position (e.g., foreman, climber, technician, laborer) on a national and regional basis. Wage surveys are available to members only; contact trade association for more information.



Business Valuation Resources

BVMarketData
www.bvresources.com
Private company sales transaction data for over 800 industries.



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